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Music Execs Push for Inclusion at Billboard Power 100 Event

Billboard’s executive of the year Lucian Grainge, chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, and Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Martin Bandier, recipient of this year’s Clive Davis Visionary Award, led the A-list of honorees and well-wishers who packed the Avra Beverly Hills, along with rising executives recognized in the magazine’s inaugural New Power Generation list, for the Billboard Power 100 celebration.

Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea in Clive Davis Grammy Party Class Photo (Exclusive)

For the 39th year, on the eve of music's biggest night, Sony Music's chief creative officer curated a surprise list of performers, photographed exclusively here, for his private A-list party: "It's overwhelming to look at all these people I've always admired musically; I never get used to it," says Jennifer Hudson.

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge Honored at Billboard Power 100 Party

Music's top decision-makers were feted at the annual celebration, which took place in Beverly Hills on Thursday night.

Rebekah Alperin Named SVP of Marketing & Communications at Universal Music Publishing

The PR vet moves from a parallel position at Kobalt Music Group

Dept. of Justice Eyeing Music Publishers, Perf Rights Orgs for Possible ‘Coordination’

The Department of Justice is investigating major publishing companies and is rumored to be looking into possible behind-the-scenes collusion among the companies in regard to their negotiations with Pandora.

Life After Jimmy Iovine: the John Janick Era Begins at Interscope

The ultra-successful record executive is now gone, but the label he helped build isn’t missing a beat. Says Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg: "Interscope still feels like home."

Rate Court Judge Rules Pandora Will Pay ASCAP 1.85 Percent Annual Revenue

Decision is viewed as a setback for songwriters, according to publishing exec Martin Bandier.

Sony/ATV Publishing Announces Long-Term Extension With Sting

The singer has had a relationship with the company, which owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights, for more than 16 years.

Rob Wiesenthal Named COO of Warner Music Group

Says the former Sony Corp. CFO: "Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell are among the most respected brands in music ... It is an honor to join an organization with such incredible heritage."